Newsies at Paramount Theatre – Facebook Giveaway Official Rules

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Disney’s Newsies opens Paramount Theatre’s nine Broadway Series season! Based on the 1992 movie, Newsies is a rousing musical where newsboys organize a strike to fight against rising newspaper prices. See it this September 4 – October 20.

We’re giving away tickets to the show! To enter, you must leave a comment telling us the last on-stage performance you sawy on the Newsies at Paramount Theatre Giveaway post pinned to the top of the WGN Radio Facebook page. Limit one comment per entrant. Three winners will be randomly selected after 10am on Monday, September 9, 2019. Complete rules follow below.



WGN Radio, 303 E. Wacker Drive, 18th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601.

The “Newsies at Paramount Theatre Giveaway” (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 10:00 am CT on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and ends at 10 am CT on Monday, September 9, 2019.

This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law and outside the eligibility area set forth below. This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois and Jasper, LaPorte, Lake, Newton and Porter counties in Indiana who are age 18 or older as of Tuesday, September 3, 2019, and who have not won any other prize from WGN Radio within the 60 days preceding the Sweepstakes. If you have won a prize valued over $600 from WGN Radio within two years of September 3, 2019, you are not eligible to enter. Employees (and their immediate household or family members) of WGN Radio (“Sponsor”), Paramount Theatre, and of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, prize providers, promotion contractors, delivery contractors, and/or public relations companies associated with this Sweepstakes, are not eligible to participate. Employees of participating clients and their advertising agencies or of other media companies including all radio or television stations and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, immediate family members include spouse, parents, siblings, children, grandparents, grandchildren, and in-laws.

To enter, you must have a Facebook account. Go to WGN Radio’s Facebook page at (the “Page”) and tell us the last on-stage performance you saw in a post (the “Post”) on the Newsies at Paramount Theatre Giveaway post pinned to the top of the Page. Doing so will automatically enter the holder of the Facebook account in the Sweepstakes. Limit one Post on the Page per entrant. Entries in excess of this limit will be disqualified if discovered by WGN Radio. You must have a valid Facebook account in order to submit your entry. Facebook accounts are free. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Copies or other mechanical reproductions, facsimiles, entries containing technical or electronic reproductions, and entries containing attached files are not eligible and will be rejected. If there is a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the Facebook account that posted the winning entry will be deemed the person who submitted the entry. Entries will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misaddressed or misdirected due to technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable internet connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, inability to access the website or online service, or any other technical error or malfunction.

By submitting an entry in this Sweepstakes, each entrant represents and warrants that the Post does not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, does not contain unsafe, offensive, indecent, vulgar, obscene or profane content, and in no other way violates any applicable laws. Posts may not disparage any person, Sponsor, Paramount Theatre, Disney, or Newsies; promote bigotry, racism, sexism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; contain any nudity, sexually explicit, lewd, offensive, disparaging or other inappropriate content; and/or communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsor, the Paramount Theatre, and Newsies wish to be associated.

Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify those entries that contain offensive or inappropriate material, that are deemed by the Sponsor to be unsuitable, or that Sponsor believes would subject it to a claim or litigation.  Each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor harmless against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, debts, investigations, fines, penalties, costs, expenses and settlements (including attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation, settlement, judgment, interest and penalties) arising out of or related to a breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.

By entering, entrants grant to WGN Radio an irrevocable, world-wide, unlimited, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to publish their Posts and derivative works based thereon in any medium now known or hereafter invented, in perpetuity without prior notice or approval or payment. This license includes but is not limited to the right to place the Posts adjacent to advertising and sponsor branding. Entrants otherwise will retain all rights to their Posts, and the publication of their Posts as part of this Sweepstakes will not limit their use and ability to further market the Posts.

All valid entries will be combined into a single pool, and from that pool three winners will be selected in a random drawing after 10 am CT on Monday, September 9, 2019. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. The quality of the Post will not play a role in the determination of the Sweepstakes winner. WGN Radio will attempt to contact potential winners via Facebook as a response to the Post or via private message on Facebook. Winner must respond within 48 hours of initial notification attempt.

Winners may be required to present valid identification and may be required to sign a Statement of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release by the deadline established by Sponsor in order to receive the prize. Winner will be sent a 1099 tax form reflecting the actual value of any prize that is $600 or more.

If a selected winner does not respond within 48 hours of initial notification attempt, is not eligible, declines to be a winner, does not sign and return required documents or provide required identification by the deadlines set by Sponsor, or is found not to be in compliance with these Official Rules, that entrant’s status as a winner will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by Sponsor by random drawing from among all remaining eligible, non-winning entries, time permitting.

There are three prizes. Each prize consists of a voucher for two tickets to a performance of Newsies playing at the Paramount Theatre (23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora) from September 4 – October 20, 2019. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize is $100. Total ARV of all prizes is $300.

All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize, as well as all other costs or expenses involved in or associated with the prize not specifically listed above, including any incidental travels or costs or amenities not set forth explicitly above are the responsibility of the winner.

The prize is not replaceable if lost, stolen, or destroyed. The prize is not transferable, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. The prize is not redeemable for cash, and it may not be substituted for another prize, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor, or as provided in these Official Rules. Ticket voucher may be subject to certain terms and conditions, and performance dates will be based upon availability. Ticket voucher must be used before the final performance on October 20, 2019 or the prize will be forfeited. Seat location is in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the prize. Any unused prize elements will be forfeited. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets once they are in the prize winner’s possession. Any tickets awarded are subject to terms and conditions thereon. Sponsor and prize provider will not be responsible for weather, talent illness or other inability to perform, acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, strike, work stoppage, or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of the show, and the terms and conditions of the tickets will govern in such event.

Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsor. Any questions or disputes regarding selection of winners should be directed to WGN Radio.

If for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause that corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion of the Sweepstakes. If Sponsor terminates the Sweepstakes, Sponsor will choose the winners by random drawing from eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination, provided Sponsor is able to do so, and will post notice of the termination on the Page. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if, at its sole discretion, Sponsor finds such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or if such individual shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the Sponsor determines to be not fair or equitable; (b) in an annoying, threatening, or harassing manner; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source.

Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance. If there is any conflict between any term of these Official Rules and any marketing or entry materials used in connection with the Sweepstakes, the terms of these Official Rules will govern.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions. All disputes arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes or any prize must be solely and exclusively brought in state or federal courts within Illinois. Such claims must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and all such claims will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event to include attorneys’ fees. Some jurisdictions do not allow for limitations on the ability to pursue class action remedies, or certain kinds of damages, and so these limitations may not apply to entrant.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to have your name, photograph, voice, biographical information, and likeness used in any and all media for promotional purposes by Sponsor relating to this Sweepstakes without further compensation or notice, except as prohibited by law.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, you represent that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and to release Sponsor, Paramount Theatre, Disney, Facebook, and the contractors, sponsors, advertisers, prize suppliers, and any other third parties involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes and all of the respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates of the foregoing, and all of their employees, officers, directors, representatives, and agents from any and all liability, loss, damage, costs or claims resulting from submitting an entry or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes; the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; preparing for, participating in or traveling to and/or from any prize-related activity, or; any printing, typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement of offering of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for personal injury of any prize winner incurred in connection with the use of their prize.

For a copy of these Official Rules or the names of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with a letter detailing your request (including the date of the giveaway in question and the prize awarded) to “Newsies at Paramount Theatre Giveaway Sweepstakes,” WGN Radio, 303 E. Wacker Drive, 18th Floor, Chicago, 60601. Winners’ names will be available after the winners have been verified and the prizes have been awarded. Requests for winners’ names must be received by no later than October 9, 2019.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes runs from 10 am CT on 9/3/19 to 10 am CT on 9/9/19. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry & Will counties in IL & Jasper, LaPorte, Lake, Newton & Porter counties in IN who are 18+ as of 9/3/19. Void where prohibited & outside listed counties. To enter, go to & name the last on-stage performance you saw in a post on Newsies at Paramount Theatre Giveaway post. Limit 1 comment per entrant. Winners randomly selected. Odds depend on # of elig. entries. 3 prizes: 2 tix to Newsies at Paramount Theatre in Aurora from 9/3 – 10/20/19. ARV $100. Official Rules at Sponsor: WGN Radio, 303 E. Wacker Dr., 18th Flr, Chicago, IL 60601.This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.




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